TRYING TO GET PREGNANT? AVOID THESE SEVEN THINGS.
Fertility is complex. Numerous factors can play a role in an individual or couple’s ability or inability to conceive.
We have often wondered about the role products use and nutrition play in fertility especially while trying to conceive( TTC).
Our spotlight lately has been on how these products affect hormones.
Todays post focused specific products and foods that potential parents should consider adding l removing from their lifestyle for the best odds at conception.
ANTI-AGING CREAMS WITH RETINOIDS
AVOID RETINOIDS WHEN TTC AND DURING PREGNANCY BECAUSE THEY CAN CAUSE HARM IN THE EARLY EMBRYONIC STAGES, DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF CONCEPTION, AS WELL AS DURING LATER EMBRYONIC STAGES AND ALSO DURING FETAL DEVELOPMENT. STUDIES SHOW THAT RETINOL CAN HARM A GROWING FETUS. RETINOL CAN PASS THROUGH THE SKIN AND INTO THE BLOODSTREAM, WHICH CAN THEN PASS TO THE FETUS
SCRUBS, SOAPS, AND CREAMS WITH PARABENS WOMEN AND MEN:
DON'T FORGET TO READ THE INGREDIENTS LISTS ON YOUR PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS: BODY WASH, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, AND SOAPS. PARABENS ARE A TYPE OF PRESERVATIVE USED TO PREVENT THE GROWTH OF BACTERIA AND HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ESTROGEN.
ESTROGEN REGULATES HORMONES IN BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. WHEN HORMONES ARE OUT OF BALANCE, THE CHANCES OF CREATING HEALTHY EGGS OR HEALTHY SPERM IS REDUCED. LOOK FOR PRODUCTS WITH PARABEN AS PART OF THE INGREDIENT'S NAME -I.E. PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, ETC.-THEN ELIMINATE AS MANY AS YOU CAN IN THE SIX MONTHS LEADING UP TO CONCEPTION AND DURING THE CONCEPTION PROCESS.
NON-PRESCRIPTION HEALTH MEDICATION
WHILE THIS SEEMS OBVIOUS, A LOT OF PEOPLE DO NOT THINK MUCH ABOUT IT. WHEN IT COMES TO OVER-THE-COUNTER PRODUCTS, HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS, MANY ARE TYPICALLY NOT TESTED IN PREGNANT WOMEN AND LACK ADEOUATE DATA. ONCE YOU FIND OUT YOU ARE PREGNANT, IT IS ADVISED TO STOP ALL NON- PRESCRIPTION MEDS AND REACH OUT TO YOUR DOCTORS TO REVIEW AND CREATE A NEW REGIMEN AS NEEDED.
SOME NAIL CARE PRODUCTS
SURE, PRETTY FINGERNAILS AND TOES CAN FEEL LIKE A MUST, BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM PRODUCTS MADE WITH ACETONE, FORMALDEHYDE, PHTHALATE LIKE DIBUTYL PHTHALATE (DPT) AND TOLUENE- INGREDIENTS IN SOME NAIL POLISH. IT IS BEST TO AVOID FREOUENT AND LONG-TERM EXPOSURE AS THEY POSE A HIGH RISK AND CAUSE FERTILITY ISSUES, MISCONCEPTION.
PRODUCTS CONTAINING PHTHALATES
WOMEN; EXPOSURE TO PHTHALATES IS ASSOCIATED WITH AUTISM TRAITS IN BOYS (BUT NOT GIRLS) BETWEEN AGES THREE AND FOUR YEARS, ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY. EXPOSURE TO PHTHALATES, WHICH CAN BE FOUND IN EVERYTHING FROM DETERGENTS AND FOOD PACKAGING TO HAIR SPRAY AND PERFUME, PUT PREGNANT WOMEN AT RISK OF GIVING BIRTH PREMATURELY.
EATING PROCESSED FOODS WHILE PREGNANT INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF CHILDHOOD AUTISM. RECENT FINDINGS SHOW THAT A FOOD PRESERVATIVE KNOWN AS PROPIONIC ACID (PPA) CAN ALTER HOW A FETUS'S BRAIN DEVELOPS DURING PREGNANCY, LEADING TO AUTISM STORE-BOUGHT BREADS, BAKED GOODS, PROCESSED CHEESE, DRIED FRUITS AND JUICES OFTEN CONTAIN SOME FORM OF PPA AS A PRESERVATIVE.
RED AND PROCESSED MEATS- MEN NOTE THIS
CURRENT RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT A HIGH CONSUMPTION OF RED AND PROCESSED MEATS, SUCH AS BEEF, BACON, HOT DOGS, AND SAUSAGE, ARE LIKELY DIETARY CONTRIBUTORS TO INFERTILITY FOR PEOPLE OF ALL GENDERS. STUDIES FOUND THAT MEN WHO CONSUMED LARGE AMOUNTS OF PROCESSED MEAT HAD LOWER SPERM QUALITY, COUNT, AND MOTILITY COMPARED WITH THOSE OF MEN WHO CONSUMED FISH INSTEAD.
Infertility affects approximately 10–15% of couples. While the focus of fertility is often on women; it is equally important for men to adopt habits that support fertility.
In fact, infertility among couples is attributed to the male partner approximately 50% of the time, primarily due to low spermatogenesis, or a lack of production of healthy sperm.
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